As I am currently embroiled in the epic struggle to find an agent (made exceptionally hard by the limited number of agents in Australia) I have begun to consider my options for getting my book published. One possibility that I have always been wary of is the eBook format. From all the research I’ve done, there’s nothing really wrong with being published as an eBook, and it’s theoretically far easier to do, with a larger profit-per-book coming to the author (approximately 4 times as much money per sale, based on the sites I’ve looked at) Perhaps the biggest problem I have is the idea of piracy of my work, as an electronic format is incredibly easy to replicate. Still, the ePublishing business is thriving, so surely piracy can’t be a huge issue. Above all, if I had an eBook published, and it was successful, would that impress publishers enough to want to look at my future works, or would they disregard it purely because of the format? Your thoughts on the matter?